The Rural Pediatric Network was established as part of a joint initiative with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s), Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM), and the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC). The network serves as a means of support for all of Georgia’s rural pediatricians and rural family practitioners. Providers have opportunities to learn from their peers and complete trainings facilitated by Children’s experts.

PASS — Pediatric Advancement Speaker Series

PASS is a free monthly training series for providers to earn CME credits through one-hour virtual training sessions with Children’s subject matter experts in a variety of topics, such as infectious disease, endocrinology, and mental health. PASS includes peer-submitted rural pediatric patient case studies and in-person CME conferences.

Network Newsletter — Rural Pediatric Periodical

The Rural Pediatric Periodical newsletter is published bi-monthly and highlights training options, recommended reading, pediatrician spotlights, and more.

PASS Schedule and Registration

Pediatric Advancement Speaker Series

June 14: Infectious Diseases | William Matthew Linam, MD, MS

Dr. Linam joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University as Associate Professor in 2017. He completed his internship and residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident. He remained at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for his fellowships in pediatric infectious diseases and quality improvement and obtained a Masters of Science in Environmental Health, Clinical and Translational Research at University of Cincinnati. He currently serves as faculty of Pediatric Infectious Disease Division of Emory School of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist for Scottish Rite Hospital.  He is also Medical Director of Outcomes for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

July 12: Obesity Medicine | Stephanie Walsh, MD

August 9: Rural Pediatric Patient Case Study | Rural Pediatrician Grace Davis, MD

September 13: Cardiology | TBD

October: An in-person conference will be held. Details forthcoming.

November 8: Rural Pediatric Patient Case Study | Rural Pediatrician Leah Helton, MD

December: There will be no training session due to the holidays.

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